Originally Posted by Robin97396
Yeah this one has the normal dash heaters, a drivers foot heater and a rear heater. They even ran the hoses under the floor to the rear heater apparently to keep the floor clear. These heaters really don't work well at all. I'll take them apart and see what I can do but so far I'd hate to have to depend on them in the winter.
I like the liquid fuel idea for heat. The wabasto sounds pretty efficient. I just didn't want to use on board power to run a heater fan through the night during the winter.
clean em up and replace or clean the motors.. make sure you have good solid voltage to the motors they will run you outta there..
mine are a disaster.. when I was driving the other day I had the windows closed because of a blinding rainstorm and barely got any air out of my defrosters.. I looked down at the heater box and cant even see the coils because the layer of dirt is so high.. in most busses the front driver compartment heater and the rear heater utilize a horizontally mounted heater core... which is a POOR design making it super susceptible to getting clogged up.. and the blower motors are not the best quality motors so they get weak bearings or bad windings easily...
the last Bus I replaced all 4 of my motors upfront and completely disassembled the whole thing piece by piece and rebuilt it (and added A/C).. I'll do the same to this bus.. and when they are rebuilt.. they work quite well to keep a bus warm as long as the coolant stays hot..
my last bus was a 454 Gas motor so i always had good hot water going through... this one is a little diesel so we shall see.. but it is a short bus and has automatic Shutters in front of the radiator.. which believe it or not still work..